I made cake!
Apple Spice Cake!!
It was super easy, and I needed super easy today!
Today was an errand day, which usually means I follow a list and go from place to place, bribing a very strong-willed 3-year-old into good behavior. You know……with ring pops, crabby patties, and if I need to pull out the big guns….lunch at that mouse place we Moms love!
So, I had just finished diffusing a temper tantrum over a little blue phone in the check-out lane at Wal-Mart. I mean, do they really need to have all that junk right there at the finish line?? Seriously, as a Mom; that’s where I can see the light….we are ALMOST done. Whoever does their marketing should get a raise…..I think they count on the fact that by the time you arrive at check-out, mothers and children are both at the end of their rope and 9 times out of 10 said “junk” will end up on the conveyor belt to your wallet! I won this time….the mean little lady at the register may have been shaking her head, and she did have to yell “HEY”, when he tried to wing the phone back into its smart little spot…..but the score was still Mom 1 – Little man 0!! (Overall, I’m a bit behind….don’t judge!)
Anyway, we get to the car. I have him fastened safely into his car seat, and I start to load groceries. Some crazy person behind me decides to peel wheels and leave the lot at 150 mph. Erghhh….who does that anyway? Then another genius did it, and I kinda felt like I was in some action packed movie. So I look up, and right in front of my car is a guy with DEA written on the back of his jacket. And honest to goodness, I thought to myself, “what a dweeb, they really shouldn’t sell that stuff to the public.” (In hindsight, that’s when I probably should have figured it out, but I’m sheltered here ok?) Here comes the good part….cars flying in, guns drawn, “FREEZE, GET ON THE GROUND.” , and I finally understood. I was smack dab in the middle of a bust…Wal-mart at noon, SERIOUSLY? HOLY COW!
So of course being the protective Mama I am….I jumped on top of my “sweet” little 3 year old….because when you are playing super hero, that’s what you do! When everything looked calm, and I could see Mr. Innocent until Proven Guilty was in hand-cuffs; I loaded the rest of the groceries and went on my merry way. I did snap a picture, but I figured that Mr. DEA would show up at my door and try to take my evidence or something, and I’ve had enough for one day!
We went straight home.
And made cake.
I had originally planned on making 3 layered bars of pure yumminess, but decided those could wait. I needed simple, homey and comforting.
Easy Apple Spice Cake
- 1 box of Spice Cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 can Apple pie filling
– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
– Mix Spice mix and eggs with a mixer until completely combined.
– Mix in apples until evenly coated. (I used my stand mixer and it chopped the apple up into bite size pieces.)
– Pour into prepared pan, and bake about 25 minutes. Start checking at 20 and pull it out when the top bounces back when pressed.
– Cool, and cut.
You can top this however you like. I just put a dollop of whipped cream on top and sprinkled it with Cinnamon-Sugar. It would be lovely served warm with Vanilla Ice Cream, or drizzled with Caramel. 🙂